I remember as a child in Singapore always wanting to visit the seaside at weekends because going to the sea was a little bit like having an adventure in a wild open place. Then, once at the seaside, we would indulge in doing things that we would never do in the city – like picking cockles, building sand castles, chasing the king crabs that littered the beach, and looking out for marooned jellyfish! At the end of a long happy day, with buckets of cockles for dinner safely stored in our car, we would head home to prepare them for a finger-licking good dinner!

Now that we live in the Lake District, we are fortunate enough to be within a 5-minute walk of open water. Okay, it is not wild like the sea, but it has its many charms. Lake Windermere is England’s largest lake, and boasts many activities for residents and visitors alike to take part in. One can go boating, cruise on a ferry or yacht, walk the promenade, or fish. The holiday atmosphere is engendered by ice cream vendors, swans and ducks that never say no to tidbits, colourful shops that sell everything from clothing and footwear to boats(!), and eateries that beckon one to try their wonderful menus.

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The busy pier at Bowness-on-Windermere, where ferries run by Windermere Lake Cruises ply the waters. Photo courtesy of www.visitcumbria.com/amb/windermere-lake-cruises.htm.

For the city dweller, a trip to the Lake District must surely present a wonderful chance to relax and enjoy its stupendous scenery. Indeed, the Lake District is known for its peace and quiet, and quintessential sleepy hamlets and isolated dwelling places notwithstanding some of its better known busy little towns and villages. Touted as one of the most beautiful places on earth, the English Lake District is like a sweet damsel with her soft beauty, full of luscious valleys and peaked fells, liberally dotted with picturesque bodies of water and historic buildings that give this pulchritudinous area a character all its own.

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The verdant Troutbeck Valley. (Photo by Dave Willis, courtesy of www.cumbriaphoto.co.uk.)

Our guest house, Blenheim Lodge, perched on a small hill and boasting some amazing views of Lake Windermere and fells, presents a peaceful retreat to visitors who wish a getaway from it all. See Lake Windermere and Brantfell from your room, and enjoy the stunning beauty of lake and fell before your eyes. Indulge in a little pampering, with comfy handmade beds to sleep in, farm fresh eggs and milk and local butcher-made produce for breakfast, and take time for yourselves as you relax in our 1868 home with its quiet friendly ambiance.

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This gorgeous view can be seen from most of our bedrooms at Blenheim Lodge, as well as from the lounge and porch. One Japanese visitor, an artist, painted this view as a keepsake of their visit to our guest house.

If you are thinking of visiting the English Lake District, why not give us a call or email to check room availability? We still have accommodation during the summer, including weekends and August Bank Holiday long weekend. We offer bed and breakfast rooms and would only be too pleased to share this spectacular part of the world with our guests. Come stay with us, listen to the sound of silence, and waken in the morning to the trill of birdsong.

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Claife Heights, our standard double room overlooking the Claife Heights mountains and lovely Lake Windermere views

Blenheim Lodge . . . panoramic Lake views, peace and tranquillity, nestled against acres of beautiful fields and woodlands, in the heart of the English Lake District National Park.’

Visit our website: www.blenheim-lodge.com

Email: enquiries@blenheim-lodge.com

Telephone: 015394 43440